13M061PIK - Design and characterization of passive photonic integrated devices

Course specification
Course title Design and characterization of passive photonic integrated devices
Acronym 13M061PIK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition none
The goal Introducing students with techniques, software, laboratory equipment and experimental set-ups for modeling, design and characterization of passive photonic integrated devices.
The outcome Project tasks will include utilizing software tools for modeling and design of passive integrated circuits, as well as lab characterization of devices fabricated according to the student's design. After completing these tasks, students should be qualified for work in companies for research and development of photonic integrated devices.
Contents of lectures Introduction to passive integrated circuits: basic physics of waveguides, waveguide arc, MMI, MZI, ring resonators. Software for modeling of passive integrated devices. Introduction to fabrication and technology limitations. Software and basics of mask engineering. Experimental set-ups and laboratory equipment for characterization. Applications in photonic communications, biophotonics, sensors...
Contents of exercises Project tasks include numerical calculation of parameters and modeling of basic building blocks, fabrication mask design, experimental characterization, post-processing of the results and their presentation. By working in the laboratory for optical communications they will familiarize with lab instrumentation and experimental set-ups.
  1. Laurent Vivien & Lorenzo Pavesi "Handbook of Silicon Photonics," CRC press 2013 (ISBN 978-1439836101) (Original title)
  2. Larry A. Coldren, Scott W. Corzine, Milan L. Mashanovitch, "Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits," 2nd edition Wiley 2012 (ISBN 978-0470484128) (Original title)
  3. Graham T. Reed & Andrew P. Knights, "Silicon Photonics: an Introduction", Wiley 2004 (ISBN 978-0470870341) (Original title)
  4. Sami Franssila "Introduction to Microfabrication" 2nd edition, Wiley 2010 (ISBN 978-0-470-74983-8) (Original title)
  5. Clifford Pollock & Michal Lipson "Integrated Photonics", Springer 2010 (ISBN 978-1441953988) (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 0.5 1.5
Methods of teaching Lectures and practices. Practical assessment includes specific project tasks (calculation, modeling and design of passive integrated circuit) and experimental characterization of devices fabricated according the project.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper
Practical lessons 70 Oral examination 30